Finding a Sane Middle Ground on Abortion, Guns

In the strange dichotomy of US political zealotry since the 1970s, observed historian Jill Lepore in These Truths, either abortion means murder and guns mean freedom or guns mean murder and abortion mean freedom. This occurred because of social movements that have grown since the 1970s and have become primarily knee-jerk reactionaries opposed to common... Continue Reading →

Feminism Grows Stronger in Trump ‘Era’

Little did those who rejected Hillary Clinton as the first female president in 2016 realize that they were igniting a movement of fourth-wave feminism,¬†against sexual harassment in the workplace that would sweep through American politics, the halls of Congress, state legislatures, Hollywood, the news media, and even one of the country's most conservative bastions, the... Continue Reading →

37 Reasons Hillary Lost. Misogyny Was At Least One

Susan Bordo contributes to understanding it with The Destruction of Hillary Clinton, ¬†how the right and left vilified and brought down "an extraordinarily well-qualified, experienced, and admired candidate" through a combination of smears and misogyny. She compares the treatment of Hillary to that of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII who became queen in... Continue Reading →

Feminism Lost 2016 Election. Now What?

They still believe in the cause of equality and are thinking of new strategies to reach working class white women of a younger generation than Hillary Clinton. NYT: Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation, cites a poll commissioned from Lake Research Partners conducted on the eve of the election. It found that 59... Continue Reading →

Misogyny Continues Online

Calls to "repeal the 19th Amendment," which gave women the right to vote in 1920, remarkably became a trending topic online and Twitter hashtag during the 2016 election after political analyst Nate Silver of fivethirtyeight.com reported that Trump would win almost every state if only men voted. Snopes.com scoffed at the notion that the Twitter... Continue Reading →

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